TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 14 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Before lynching in Assam village, Now CBI investigates mob kept growing to see ‘tamasha’ role of top bankers in ABHISHEK SAHA PANJURI KACHARI (KARBI ANGLONG), JUNE 10 5 EXPLAINED Takeaways from Qingdao Gauri Lankesh murder: Key accused links Hindu outfit official to case JOHNSON T A BENGALURU, JUNE 10 AT LEAST one senior Karnataka official of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti,anaffiliateof theSanatan Sanstha, knew about the existence of an “extremist unit” in the parent organisation, according to a probe by a Special Investigation Team of Karnataka Police in the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Investigations have found that a Bengalurubased co-ordinator of HJS, MohanGowda, allegedly put key accused, K T Naveen Lankesh Kumar,intouch killing:Role with this of extremist Sanstha unit in unit’probed the planning phase of the Lankesh murder. Gowda allegedly connected NaveenKumarlastyeartoSujeet Kumar alias Praveen, a 37-yearold Udupi resident, who was partof thisunitandwasarrested on May 31. Much of the information pointingtothislinkhasemerged from “a signed voluntary statement”giventotheSITbyNaveen Kumar. The Maddur resident was arrested on March 2 for allegedly providing logistical CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY SHATTERED GLASS on the road, stains of blood on a bamboo fence and a pall of gloom is what remains at the picturesque Panjuri Kachari village in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. A day after two young travellers fromGuwahatiwerelynchedafter locals suspected they were child abductors, the village is desolate and most young men have left fearing police action. Residents say the victims, travelling in an SUV, were stopped at about 7.30 pm Friday mere minutes after rumours on A protest in Guwahati against the lynching, Sunday. PTI social media spread that two men had a kidnapped child and had fled in a black car. Angry youngmenhadgottogetherand agreed they had to stop and check the SUV, Abhijit Nath and Nilotpal Das, were travelling in. Localssurroundedthecarand shouted at Nath and Das to open the doors and get out, said a 65- year-old woman who lives near the spot where they were lynched.Thecrowd,shesaid,kept growing and more and more young men from neighbouring villages joined in. Some tried to stop the “tamasha”, she said, but were shooed off by others. “It seems people called their acquaintancesintheneighbouring villages and said that a child abductor has been caught. People walked or travelled on bikes to join, and in my opinion the crowd strength was at least 500,” said a 65-year-old eyewitness. District police officers confirm that men from several adjoining villages joined the mob. Soon, Nath and Das were CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SHANGHAI COOPERATION SUMMIT ENDS Kingfisher loans case KHUSHBOO NARAYAN MUMBAI, JUNE 10 THECBIisprobingtheroleof top bankers in connection with the loans given by banks to Kingfisher Airlines Ltd (KFAL), promoted by Vijay Mallya, The Indian Express has learnt. Theagencyhaswrittentothe consortium that lent to Kingfisher Airlines and a few bankers, including the former chairmanof apublicsectorbank. The CBI has sought information and documents from the banks, and also summoned a few bankersforrecordingtheirstatements, sources said. The latest investigation was launched after a London court, which is hearing the Mallya ex- India stays away from backing 8 China’s Belt and Road Initiative THEEDITORIAL PAGE India welcomes connectivity projects that respect regional integrity: Modi tradition case, asked Indian authorities to explain their case against some of the bankers as it observed that rules were being violated by Indian banks which sanctioned the loans to Kingfisher Airlines. Apart from this, a report by the government’s fraud office has pointed to the role of bankers in allegedly helping Mallya secure loans despite the weak financials of Kingfisher Airlines. The report suggested that the Central Vigilance Commission, CBI and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), should “look into the aspect of violations of lending norms, if any, by the banks”. The investigations by the fraud office has alleged several CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Stents are not the solution always BY MEETA RAJIVLOCHAN Loan default norms among pressure points between RBI and govt ZEESHAN SHAIKH QINGDAO, JUNE 10 SUNNY VERMA & ANIL SASI UNDERSCORING ITS stated position,Indiawastheonlycountry which did not endorse China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative as the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit ended Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the ground for India’s opposition to the project during his plenary speech earlier in the day when he said India welcomed connectivity projects, which respected the sovereignty and regional integrity of nations. After the two-day summit, the eight full members signed the Qingdao Declaration but AN RBI CIRCULAR issued on February 12, announcing a oneday loan default norm for banks, was among the key pressure points between the central bank and the Finance Ministry leading up to last week’s rate hike, The Indian Express has learnt. Despite repeated requests by the Ministry to relax the default norms, the central bank refused to budge. The rate hike has now ruffled feathers in the government. According to senior officials in the ministry, relations betweentheregulatorandthegovernment have particularly souredoverthepastfewmonths. NEW DELHI, JUNE 10 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain and China’s Xi Jinping at the signing ceremony in Qingdao, China, Sunday. Reuters India was missing from the part which referred to the project. “TheRepublicof Kazakhstan,the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republicof Pakistan,theRussian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan reaffirm their sup- port for the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’proposedbyChinaand affirm that all parties should CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The two sides had squared off before a crucial Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in June last year. The members of the MPC unanimously declined to meet a Finance Ministrypanelfordiscussionson the policy a week before the review, official sources said. Prior to that, tensions surfaced when the administration triedtoreducethecentralbank’s powers over managing and regulating the government debt market by amending the Reserve Bank of India Act. However, after criticism from several quarters, the government withdrew the proposed amendments from the Finance Bill, 2015. The RBI and the Finance Ministry are also at loggerheads As IITs shed grace marks, number of candidates who made it sees 7-year low RITIKA CHOPRA NEW DELHI, JUNE 10 AS RESULTS of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced were announced Sunday, the number of candidates who cleared the test this year for admissiontotheIITsisthelowestin sevenyears.IIT-Kanpur,whichorganisedtheJEE-Advanced,attributedthedipinthenumberof allIndiarankholderstoanerror-free question paper, which negated the need for grace marks. Of the 1.55 lakh aspirants whoappearedfortheJEE,18,138 students cleared the cut-off, whichis1.6timesthenumberof seats on offer, according to IITKanpur. In 2017, more than 51,000 students had cleared the examination. Since 2013, when IIT-JEE was renamed JEE-Advanced and the eligibility criteria for the entrance test was tweaked, the numberof candidateswhoqualified has always been at least twice the total seats on offer. Despite the sharp fall in successful candidates, the IITs are confident of filling up 11,279 seats on offer. “Last year, though 51,000 candidates made the cut, the last rank at which a seat was allottedwaslessthan14,000.So, withover18,000candidates,fillingupseatsshouldnotbeaproblem even this year,” said ProfessorAdityaMittal,chairman of JEE-Advanced at IIT-Delhi. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Second-rank holder, topper among girls from Rajasthan EXPRESSNEWSSERVICE JAIPUR,JUNE10 ITWASaproudmomentforparents of 16-year-old Sahil Jain when results of JEE Advanced 2018 were announced on Sunday morning. SahilsaidhissecuringtheallIndia second rank and topping the Delhi zone was much more than he expected. “I did expect to do well after the exams but didn’t imagine thatIwillbeamongthetop3.It’s awonderfulmomentformeand Sahil Jain, Meenal Parakh my parents who have worked extremely hard and have always supported me,” he told The Indian Express. A resident of Bundi district in Rajasthan, Sahil CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN REMOTE VILLAGES OF KASHMIR , CARDIAC PATIENTS GET LIFELINE THROUGH WHATSAPP TRACKING CHANGE» ADIL AKZHER SRINAGAR, JUNE 10 A FEW WEEKS ago, when 27year-old Bilal Ahmad Chopan, a labourer from Banihal in J&K, was rushed to the local hospital with severe chest pain, the doctor quickly conducted an ECG, which confirmed that the patient had suffered a heart attack. “Without wasting any time, I uploaded the ECG on our realtime network. Doctors and senior cardiologists advised me to go for thrombolysis (to dissolve clotsinthebloodvessels).Iacted immediately and we saved the lifeof thepatient...Insuchemergencies, the crucial first hour is the golden hour,” says Dr Auqib EVERY MONDAY For all Change stories, log on to www.indianexpress.com/change Witness Change? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Najamfromthesub-districthospital in Ramban district. “After providing basic treatment, Chopan was referred to Srinagar’s Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) where stenting was done,” says Najam, referring to the use of a stent to keep the patient’s arteries open. Chopan is among hundreds of patients whose lives have In new initiative, tertiary care centres in Srinagar work as the hub while district and sub-district hospitals are spokes been saved by doctors posted in remote areas of the valley under Save Hearts Initiative launched by the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir, last December. According to officials, the department uses a “hub and spoke model” to provide life-saving treatmenttothosesufferingcardiac emergencies, particularly Myocardial Infarction or heart attack. “The tertiary care centres in Srinagar — SKIMS and Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital — work as the hub, and the peripheral district and subdistrict hospitals function as spokes,” says Dr Saleem-urRehman, Director-General, Health Services, Kashmir. Doctors and cardiologists fromthetertiarycentresareconnected through WhatsApp groups. And doctors posted at government health facilities in remote areas are advised on the lineof treatmentroundtheclock. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 For ‘talented Indians’, top positions are open in govt EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JUNE 10 THE GOVERNMENT has opened up 10 senior bureaucratic positions for “lateral entry” into the administration. “Talented and motivated Indians” with requisite qualifications can apply for JointSecretary-levelpostsinvariouscentralministries,agovernment advertisement published Sunday said. The ad said the government was looking for 10 “outstanding individuals”, including from the private sector, with expertise in the areas of revenue, financial services, economic affairs, agriculture,cooperationandfarmers’ welfare,roadtransportandhighways, shipping, environment, forests and climate change, new and renewable energy, civil aviation and commerce. A circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said, “The Government of India invites talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building to join the government at the level of Joint Secretary.” The initiative is being called lateral recruitment to senior positions in the government. The contract will be for three years from the date of commencement of service, extendable up to five years depending on performance.Theappointmentsare for the ministries of Road Transport and Highways, Agriculture, Shipping, New and Renewable Energy, Civil Aviation,andCommerce,andfor various arms of the Finance Ministry, like Revenue, Financial Services, and Economic Affairs. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 6 WORLD TRUMP, KIM ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE AHEAD OF HISTORIC TALKS
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